The Friends Like These host and presenter of Sound Revival Reloaded has agreed to go for counselling to change his reckless driving habits.
Sbu, who presents the Saturday noon to 3pm show, reached an agreement with the prosecutor to go for counselling so he doesn’t end up with a criminal record.
DJ Sbu appeared in the Brooklyn Magistrate’s Court last week on a reckless driving charge after he was caught driving at 176km/h in a 120km/h zone on the N1 north. (was he fired up on Mo Faya)
Tshwane Metro Police spokesman, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, confirmed that DJ Sbu will attend a programme that was agreed to with the prosecutor.
He said the two parties entered into an agreement after the DJ took full responsibility for his actions.
Mahamba said: “Since it was not the first time he was caught speeding, it was agreed that the case be postponed to next year while he attends the full programme of counselling. If he doesn’t complete the programme, the case will continue in January and if found guilty he’ll have a criminal record,” said Mahamba.
He said DJ Sbu was ordered to submit the programme before court to prove that he had completed it.
“The doctor who will be attending to him is also required to submit a report,” said Mahamba.
DJ Sbu was caught speeding in his Black Range Rover to Polokwane for a Metro FM event.
He was arrested and kept at the Brooklyn copshop where he was released on R1 000 bail.
This was not DJ Sbu’s first speeding arrest.
In 2007, he was caught doing 256km/h in a 120km/h zone near the Grasmere Toll Plaza.
At the time of his arrest, the presenter was driving a sponsored Audi TT Roadster as a brand ambassador for the German company. They took the car back.
In 2009 he was again charged with reckless and negligent driving.
DJ Sbu confirmed he is about to attend speeding counselling sessions.
“The case will be finished provided I complete the sessions,” he said.